Nissan Micra Acenta

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The Polo had better watch out, because there is a new boy at school and he is a huge contender in the popularity contest. The truly all-new Nissan Micra is stylish, sporty, and made for those on the go and who want to get more out of life.

By KEVIN DU PLESSIS

As a 20-something young professional, I felt truly at home in this car. It took care of all of my needs with Apple CarPlay and an infotainment system, albeit not the most high tech, that offers all the functionality that I would deem must-haves when out car shopping. The interior is beautifully designed with two-tone soft-touch surfaces, offering a stylish look that shows off the personality of a go-getter.

I found the driver’s seat exceptionally comfortable, plus there is more than enough headroom, even if you are 2m tall. Talking about the driver’s seat, with a helpful driver-assist display nestled in the speedometer display and a quiet cabin which allows for engine response sounds but not all the other noise on the road, you really are afforded a comfortable driving experience.

The 66kW turbocharged engine glides through traffic and even up and down steep hills just perfectly, and as any urban car should, its fuel consumption is just fab. Hill Start Assist and other nifty technologies take a load off your shoulders, allowing you to concentrate on smooth gear transitions and playing the right tunes from your multifunction steering wheel. Also, I love the purr of a 3-cylinder engine.

The exterior is my favourite part. Unique LED daytime running lights with halogen headlamps, and a very well sculpted body with strong and sharp character lines, give you a bit of an edge on the road; “Coming through, move bitch!” I always look at a car’s “face” and “ass” to see if they are equally attractive, and for once, they are both hot.

Note that it has a space saving spare wheel and a bit of step when the back seats are down, but other than those small concerns, I am definitely asking my sugar daddy for one.

So if you are in the market for an upper B-segment hatch, take this babe for a spin, because it might just park you behind the rugby stands for some sexy time.

www.nissan.co.za

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